Having recently completed my first ever cedar top guitar, and being in the unusual position of having 3 different guitars in the house at the same time, I thought it might be interesting to make a recording using all three, and see how difficult it is to tell the difference between cedar/spruce and rosewood/maple. This was inspired by Jason Wolverton's post a while ago comparing maple and rosewood. In theory at least, I would expect it to be somewhat easier to tell the difference between spruce and cedar than maple and rosewood, but we shall see.
The 3 guitars all have the same strutting patterns, same body dimensions, etc.
Guitar 1 - Spruce top and Maple back and sides.
Guitar 2 - Cedar top and Brazilian rosewood back and sides
Guitar 3 - Spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides
The recording is of Tarrega's Mazurka in G (which I've been meaning to post a recording of for a while anyway). The first section is repeated once, then there's a middle section, then the first section is repeated again. A different guitar is used for each of the repeated section. For ease of navigation, the section breaks are at the following times:
0m:0s Start (guitar A)
0m:49s Start of first repeat (guitar B)
1m:38s Start of middle section (guitar ?)
2m:20s Start of last repeat (guitar C)
Can you identify which section is played on which guitar? Bonus points if you can identify which guitar plays the middle section. I'd also like to know which you like
Here's the link:
http://www.jameslisterguitars.co.uk/Lis ... a_in_G.mp3
I've also posted the recording in "Our interpretations in MP3" if you want to comment on the playing - rather than the guitars!